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Castel dell'Ovo

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Via Eldorado 3 | L'accesso al castello è gratuito. L'orario indicato è quello estivo., 80132, Naples, Italy
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All reviews free entry egg castle nice castle bay of naples free attraction worth a visit walk around nice walk walk up mount vesuvius virgil cannon poet fortress backdrop gulf landmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Castel is stunning! We visited as we were walking round the quay and OMG we were astounded at how interesting this place was with amazing views across the water, we luckily arrived at sunset which turned out to be the perfect time to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pr1nc31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool castle. Awesome views all around especially of Mt Vesuvius on one side and sunsets on the other. We didn’t have time to do any tours inside but the outside free walk was fun. The cannons are pretty neat too. Worth a walk there.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was just closing as we arrived so we enjoyed the outside and must return to see the views and inside of this large Castle!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katsong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in my opinion. Featured in thousands of photos of the Neapolitan city landscape, this is definitely one of the most representative historical landmarks of the city. Built upon a small island with over 2500 years of history, the castle is also a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not go inside maybe next time I go to Naples I will go inside but the outside is mysterious and enchanting I must say. There were alot of people walking around here and a guy selling a bubble machine outside. A great place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MelissaWorldtravelor
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

The castle is free which is always nice. It has amazing views over the city and sea. Perfect place to see the sunset.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ErnestaJ1
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Castel Dell'Ovo is a medieval fortress on a peninsula (former island) jutting into the Gulf of Naples. Exploring it was great. The views of it from the Via Carraciolo were even better. From the top, we had spectacular looks at Mount Vesuvius, the Isle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 225,818
Reviewed 4 December 2018

It is located on the seaside promenade. Nice panorama place from the terrace on the top. Mostly a place for exhibitions. the castle is an old bastion of defense. Mostly known for the legend of the EGG

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank vigri
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Nice place with good views and free entrance. Does somebody know what are these things in the water? Are they some kind of mollusks farms?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VovaD
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Whilst walking along the seafront we decided to take a look at the castle, expected to be charged to enter, only to discover that it is free, you only pay for a guided tour. We walked up to the top along the winding paths. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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20 April 2018|
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
In Italy is not holiday 19th september. just check if it s holiday in Naples
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Response from nikhil b | Reviewed this property |
Renting a boat:the castle itself is surrounded by a jetty with boats for hire. Plus there r 2 yatch clubs right next to it. Here is one name of a club to start ur enquiries;Club Nautico Della Vela, 12 Borgo Marinari, Napoli... More
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